November 14 – 16, 2014
Ben Franklin TechVentures
116 Research Drive
One of the nation’s premier entrepreneurship events, Startup Weekends draw entrepreneurs, inventors, product developers, business owners, and others to pitch their ideas and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
** Lehigh University students: Register for discounted tickets ($35) with a promo code! (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-758-5626 for the promo code).
Friday, November 14 – 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15 – 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16 - 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Come pitch the ideas, create teams, and bring a laptop. Startup Weekend supplies a great venue, prizes, and good food. The top three winning teams receive a total of three seats in Lehigh’s VENTURESeries executive education/MBA program (total of nine seats). Sunday’s final presentations are open to the public.
- Register by Oct. 31 to make sure you get a spot!
For students, Startup Weekend goes beyond a theoretical “build a business” activity. Participants actively work on a real idea or venture that they want to see continue after the weekend, building upon other classroom and personal/professional experiences. Students also work with successful entrepreneurs, longtime developers, engineers, and more – people they probably won’t meet in class but with whom they get to share a unique experience.
For more information, to register, and to see the full schedule: lehighvalley.startupweekend.org
The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. It is co-sponsored by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.